This book walks you through the world's largest non-continental island blanketed with ice two miles thick, a wonderland where glaciers meet the sea and icebergs chock the fields. For more than 4000 years the settlers have called this marginal land home. Join your tourmates Troy (the fennec fox), and Tamias (the chipmunk), to explore the commuting tips and twenty reasons for visiting Greenland. Remarkable landscapes, exceptional wildlife, iceberg-choked fjords, falls, hot-springs, cool and fresh air, picture-postcard villages, and aurora luminescence - unique to the far north, are some of them. Feel adrenaline spark by taking a helicopter ride over the glaciers and formidable bergs between the towns, land on the snow-coated mountains to dog-sled or snow-mobile drive. Try kayaking, hiking, diving, and heli-skiing. Taste the impeccable Greenlandic cuisine rich in marine-mammal dishes, extraordinary seasoning, and the tastiest glacier ice-beer ever. Whether you crave a tranquil solitude or plucky escapade, this practical guide takes you to the heart of the Cold Haven. Welcome to the land of Vikings, Paleo-Eskimos, Inuits, and the brave Dutch !
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About the Author
Written in pourquoi tale genre, "Amazing Greenland" completes a series of travel-diaries in the line with: (1) Amalfi Coast, Italy; (2) Amazing Andorra; (3) Amazing Bavaria; (4) Amazing Berlin; (5) Amazing Bhutan; (6) Amazing Cave-Houses; (7) Amazing Domes; (8) Amazing Dublin; (9) Amazing Falkland Islands; (10) Amazing Florence; (11) Amazing French Riviera; (12) Amazing Gozo, Malta; (13) Amazing Iceland; (14) Amazing Innsbruck; (15) Amazing Jurmala, Latvia; (16) Amazing Monaco; (17) Amazing Naples; (18) Amazing Palau; (19) Amazing Paris; (20) Amazing Railways; (21) Amazing Salzburg; (22) Amazing Scotland; (23) Amazing Tree Houses; (24) Amazing Vatican; (25) Amazing Vienna; (26) Amazing Windows; (27) Amazing Wyoming; (28) Amazing Zürich; (29) Annecy, France; (30) Austin, Texas; (31) Banff, Alberta; (32) Bruges & Ghent, Belgium; (33) Cabo San Lucas; (34) Christmas Island; (35) Cocos Keeling Islands; (36) Colmar, France; (37) Cork & Kenmare, Ireland; (38) Easter Island, Chile; (39) Exquisite Bath, England; (40) Fifty Odd Loci in the United States; (41) Fiji; (42) Interlaken and Saint Moritz, Switzerland; (43) Island Saint Helena: British Overseas; (44) Isle of Man; (45) Lafayette, Louisiana; (46) Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico; (47) Lecco, Italy; (48) Lille, France; (49) Montserrat, British West Indies; (50) Mulhouse, France; (51) Myrtle Beach, SC; (52) Nara, Japan; (53) Obernai, France; (54) Odd & Outre Places of Washington, DC; (55) Palma de Mallorca, Spain; (56) Poznan, Poland; (57) San Marino; (58) Santa Fe, NM; (59) Sardinia, Italy; (60) Sélestat, France; (61) Sint Maarten: Dutch & French Overseas; (62) Sintra, Portugal; (63) Socotra Island, Yemen; (64) South Georgia & Sandwich Islands, Britain; (65) St John's: Newfoundland-Labrador, Canada; (66) Strasbourg, France; (67) Svalbard, Norway; (68) The Faroe Islands; (69) The Trulli of Alberobello, Italy; (70) Tristan da Cunha, and (71) Wissembourg, France.